qasaba

(from the article `Asir`) ...the economy is supported by the raising of cattle, sheep, goats, and camels throughout the region. The Asir mountains contain deposits, as yet ...
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Qasaba

A qasaba, (aka kasbah or gasaba or quasabeh) from the Arabic (القصبة): `Central part of a town or citadel`. In the Zahrani dialect, and for purposes of this article, `qasaba` refers to a single stone tower or tower house found frequently in the Asir and al-Bahah provinces of Saudi Arabia and in Yemen. The purposes of the qasaba (plural f...
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